Having faith to reach a goal is all about believing in the direction that God has given. As Joshua might not have been mature enough to take on the leadership roll he believed in our Heavenly Father making the Way. An interesting part about this was that Moses was in leadership and I believe we all would agree that he had faith but when Moses saw that the people were not ready he did not try to talk the people into going forward.
Moses simply recognized the situation and trusted God for the direction of his steps. On the other hand Joshua was spiritually ready but it was during the 40 year travel in the wilderness where Joshua matured into the man that God wanted him to be. Like Joshua, sometimes when we think we are ready we might not be because God has something else instore that we might not see.
The object is to never lose hope in the wilderness while allowing God to mold us into who He wants us to be…Amen
James A. Harrison